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Global Reach, Local Presence

Freeths’ international services

To ensure the smooth running and growth of your organisation, both within and outside the UK, you will need a law firm with international expertise.  This is where we come in.

We are a member of the Baker Tilly International Network, a global network of independent legal, auditing and business advisory firms, whose members share our dedication to exceptional client service.

We provide in-depth expertise across key global sectors, and a suite of legal services at home and abroad. We see the world from the perspective of our clients and collaborate with our partners across countries, offices, service areas, and sectors, to help you succeed – no matter how challenging the circumstances.

Wherever you are doing business, you will have direct access to lawyers in over 111 territories around the world and the continued support of your dedicated Freeths legal team in the UK. In each country you will receive consistency of support and client service.

Key contacts

Philippa Dempster

Philippa Dempster
Senior Partner & Managing Partner - London Office

0207 440 5841

James Hartley

James Hartley
Partner & National Head of Dispute Resolution

0345 077 9581

Global legal services with a local focus

We have expert services in every area of commercial law, from corporate M&A to business immigration, from IP protection to international trade disputes, from commercial contracts to international tax issues, from and much more.

We provide tailored advice pertinent to your industry and have a detailed understanding of focus sectors such as energy, life sciences, warehousing & logistics, retail, digitisation, technology and more.

Whether you are an overseas business setting up or maintaining a branch or subsidiary in the UK or trading with customers, suppliers or partners in the UK, or a UK-based business trading overseas, we can support you. We provide answers, not options. We are renowned for both our technical excellence and common sense.

Our international expertise

  • We have global reach with a local focus and understanding
  • We are partnered with lawyers in over 111 territories – giving you local access to the legal expertise you need
  • We offer a full range of commercial and personal legal services, designed to enable your growth globally
  • You benefit from tailored, on the ground support, while having global reach
  • You benefit from multi-jurisdictional support in key global sectors including energy, transport & logistics, retail, life sciences, technology and more

If you would like to de-risk and enhance your business growth when operating in or expanding into new markets then we have the right team for you.

Areas of international trade expertise

  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Immigration
  • Business Structures
  • Competition and Anti-trust
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Construction, Engineering, Project Planning and Procurement
  • Corporate M&A
  • Data Protection, GDPR and Privacy
  • Debt Recovery and Enforcement
  • Employment
  • Financing and Funding for Dispute Resolution
  • Group Actions and Multi-party Disputes
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • International Trade Disputes and Litigation
  • Real Estate & Property
  • Taxation
Meet the team

International Lawyers

National Head of Team

Philippa Dempster

Philippa Dempster
Managing Partner

0207 440 5841

Philippa Dempster

Philippa Dempster
Managing Partner

0207 440 5841

Simon Barker

Simon Barker

0345 634 2583

Mike Bell

Mike Bell

0345 050 3200

Iain Bowler

0345 030 5767

Lindsey Clegg

Lindsey Clegg

0345 030 5793

Luke Dixon

0345 404 4162

Clive Pearce

Clive Pearce

0345 128 6990

Image of Tom Rowley

Tom Rowley

0345 050 3206

Amanda Trewhella

0345 128 6993

Client service

‘Doing the right thing’ is at the heart of Freeths. Find out more about our excellent client service and the strong set of values that guide the way we work.

Our values


Talk to us

Freeths are a leading national law firm with 13 offices across the UK. If you have a query about our services or just want to find out more, why not give us a call?

Contact: 03301 001 014

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